What could possibly go wrong?

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pap posted this 22 August 2017

Sometimes, an idea seems so great in your own head that you fail to ask a simple question.

What could possibly go wrong?*

While personally injurious, psychologically, physically or cosmically, this complete lack of follow through leads to some amusing stories.   The Darwin Awards are predicated on people not asking this simple question, with fatal consequences.

We don't have to go that far.   Your starter for ten is a prize winning fancy dress contestant.

A prankster sparked outrage after winning a prize at a fancy dress competition as paedophile Rolf Harris - while holding a sign which read: 'I touch kids'.

Oliver Denton, 29, dressed up as the former Animal Hospital presenter, 87, and was wearing a waistcoat, a goatee beard and a pair of glasses.

He was stood next a white piece of paper - placed on an easel - which also included the statement: 'I love Jimmy Savile' and was signed by 'R Harris'.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4811166/Prankster-wins-prize-fancy-dress-Rolf-Harris.html


* I know what can go wrong here.   The thread can die unloved, without reply lou_sunnies

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Dubai_Phil posted this 22 August 2017

Thinking that about the Hampshire score right now....

Cobham Saint posted this 22 August 2017 - Last edited 22 August 2017

Just to save everyone the hassle of posting on the this thread, pay a visit here:

http://www.darwinawards.com/

 

pap posted this 22 August 2017

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Just to save everyone the hassle of posting on the this thread, pay a visit here:

http://www.darwinawards.com/

 

 Don't you have to die to get a Darwin Award?

Wasn't intending for this to be that dark, mush!

Sfcsim posted this 22 August 2017

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

Thinking that about the Hampshire score right now....

 Amazing, simply amazing! Hampshire, Hampshire, hampshire...... body swerving the thread! 

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Cobham Saint posted this 22 August 2017

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Just to save everyone the hassle of posting on the this thread, pay a visit here:

http://www.darwinawards.com/

 

 Don't you have to die to get a Darwin Award?

Wasn't intending for this to be that dark, mush!

 Not strictly true Papster. Read the award for the three bikini clad rafters...

But quite a few of them are very funny & love their tagline:

Darwin Awards. Chlorinating the gene pool

Intiniki posted this 27 August 2017

This was pretty terrifying to watch last night. Took the shine of Eminem's set. I genuinely thought I would witness someone die. 

Reveller_climbs_on_top_of_massive_speaker_tower_at_Reading_Festival_sparking_safety_fears/ 

Sfcsim posted this 27 August 2017

Originally posted by Sfcsim

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

Thinking that about the Hampshire score right now....

 Amazing, simply amazing! Hampshire, Hampshire, hampshire...... body swerving the thread! 

 Downvoted? 😜

SaintBristol posted this 27 August 2017

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BTripz posted this 29 August 2017

pap posted this 30 August 2017 - Last edited 30 August 2017

Young Conservatives somewhere.

"We need a movement like Momentum!  As part of that effort, let's set up a donor site where we list the top donors!".

What could possibly go wrong?

Arf.  

 

http://www.activate.uk.net/donations/

Cobham Saint posted this 30 August 2017

Arf indeed Pap

 

lou_lol

BTripz posted this 30 August 2017 - Last edited 30 August 2017

Originally posted by pap

Young Conservatives somewhere.

"We need a movement like Momentum!  As part of that effort, let's set up a donor site where we list the top donors!".

What could possibly go wrong?

Arf.  

 

http://www.activate.uk.net/donations/

 @5th rate web developer in not linking properly shocker

saintbletch posted this 30 August 2017

Originally posted by pap

Young Conservatives somewhere.

"We need a movement like Momentum!  As part of that effort, let's set up a donor site where we list the top donors!".

What could possibly go wrong?

Arf.  

 

http://www.activate.uk.net/donations/

Very good!

Your link seems to be messed up, @papster.

I would have fixed it for you, but, you know, that would be like teaching someone how to wipe their own arse...

pap posted this 30 August 2017

Originally posted by BTripz

 @5th rate web developer in not linking properly shocker

 Entirely in keeping with the topic, @BitchTripz

It possibly went wrong.

Did you fix the quoted link, perchance?  I've fixed mine.lou_sunnies

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Saint or sinner posted this 30 August 2017

Originally posted by pap

Young Conservatives somewhere.

"We need a movement like Momentum!  As part of that effort, let's set up a donor site where we list the top donors!".

What could possibly go wrong?

Arf.  

 

http://www.activate.uk.net/donations/

 No Herr Hitler yet? Someone needs to correct that mistake.

BTripz posted this 30 August 2017

Originally posted by pap

 Entirely in keeping with the topic, @BitchTripz

It possibly went wrong.

Did you fix the quoted link, perchance?  I've fixed mine.lou_sunnies

 Ummmm, mebee lou_eyessky

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KRG posted this 30 August 2017

Originally posted by pap

Young Conservatives somewhere.

"We need a movement like Momentum!  As part of that effort, let's set up a donor site where we list the top donors!".

What could possibly go wrong?

Arf.  

 

http://www.activate.uk.net/donations/

 

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KRG posted this 30 August 2017

Just realised, @His Papship has basically stolen this thread idea.

But, whatever. 

Any way, what could possibly go wrong with this shit idea?

Four carnival-goers are being investigated by police after they ‘blacked-up to look like a Jamaican bobsleigh team’.

The four men covered themselves in black body paint and Lycra bodysuits to dress up as characters from Cool Runnings at Aberaeron Carnival in West Wales.

Before someone starts misrepresenting my posts (again), I don't think they should be arrested. But you are either a complete twat or a complete idiot (or a combination of both) if you blackface.

pap posted this 30 August 2017

You are my wife now, Dave.

steveintheforest posted this 30 August 2017

Originally posted by KRG

 

Four carnival-goers are being investigated by police after they ‘blacked-up to look like a Jamaican bobsleigh team’.

The four men covered themselves in black body paint and Lycra bodysuits to dress up as characters from Cool Runnings at Aberaeron Carnival in West Wales.

Before someone starts misrepresenting my posts (again), I don't think they should be arrested. But you are either a complete twat or a complete idiot (or a combination of both) if you blackface.

The exact same thing happened at a Lymington charity fancy dress event a year or two ago and on the back of a single letter of complaint from the town  busybody (who didn't attend the event) to the local free rag, the whole story went national .... articles in the national media, tv debates and threats of police investigation

Now I fully understand that racism is a touchy subject and rightly so.  It's an ignorant outlook, out of kilter with  modern  values. However,  I was at the event briefly and know a couple of the 'culprits'  who are far from idiots, a bit closer to twats mebbe and certainly not racist.  

Lymington could never be described as a hubbub of multi culturism but generally the townsfolk are an easygoing, liberal lot (and very 'right on') The theme for the event was sports teams and they came up with the bobsleigh idea for it's quirkyness and being a bit different. Which is exactly how it was received on the day. They put a lot of effort in, everyone had a good laugh and it was voted the best costume. It never occured to anyone that it might be seen as having racist conotations  until the papers broke the non-story and why should it ? It was an inventive and harmless comedy caper and all very innocent. It's a sad day when that's not allowed.

People need to chill a bit*, live and let live if it's not hurting anyone.

* not directed at you KRG